Dental Care for Dogs

Every physical exam involves an oral exam looking for signs of dental disease which would include gingivitis, tartar accumulation, worn or fractured teeth and oral tumours. Seventy-five percent of dogs over the age of 7 have dental disease.

What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?

  • Oral exam
  • Dental specific diets
  • Digital dental radiographs
  • Ultrasonic scaling and polishing
  • Home care instructions

How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?

Any home care will benefit your dog’s teeth. Brushing once a week is better than no brushing however daily brushing provides the highest level of plaque and tartar prevention.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Dental disease is a source of pain, infection and odour but it can play a role in heart disease, kidney disease and impaired immune function. Dogs with good oral care live longer happier lives.

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